OSEHRA 2015 Open Source Summit

Event Details
July 29, 2015 (All day) - July 31, 2015 (All day)
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Bethesda, MD
United States

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) has just released the prelimintary agenda to its 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions, to occur July 29-31 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. “In its fourth year, we are delighted that our annual Summit has grown exponentially in both size and significance,” said Dr. Seong Ki Mun, President of OSEHRA. “With an impressive technical program, respected plenary speakers, and unfettered access to open source leaders, the 2015 Summit is certain to draw a diverse and enthusiastic community of participants.

Nearly 400 industry leaders, federal and state government officials, academics, clinicians, developers, and researchers participated in the 2014 Summit—with representation from the United States, Canada, India, Jordan, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. 2015 Summit attendees will gain expertise in public and private sector open source health IT, will access domestic and international market opportunities, and will collaborate on global state- of-the-art solutions for electronic health records, personal health records, and population health tool development. This year, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will describe its rollout of VistA, an initiative through which Jordan has embraced an open source strategy to deploy a robust and cost-effective national EHR. More details on last year's conference can be found in this article.

The OSEHRA community is expanding beyond its VistA-centric origins. As detailed in this announcement, "this year, in collaboration with Open Health News, a diverse panel of open source community leaders has been formed to exchange ideas, expertise, and business opportunities."  For the first time, the Summit will also welcome "the population health analytics community with an expansive program of presentations, roundtables, and workshop style meetings, including a dedicated analytics track."

Further, due to popular demand, OSEHRA and the VISTA Expertise Network will again partner to host a special Technical Town Hall; this will focus on the future of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), the electronic health record system utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other healthcare providers worldwide. Also, in coordination with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, a session featuring the latest innovations from within VA will occur on the final day.

In addition, a number of roundtables and in-depth discussions will address key topics within VistA Evolution, including a “deep dive” on the Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) software development kit.

Finally, a number of OSEHRA Community workgroups will report progress in activities such as:

  • Best practices in intellectual property management and open source licensing;
  • The forthcoming release of OSEHRA VistA 1.0 and the associated OSEHRA FORUM patch management system, a result of collaborative development efforts by the Code Convergence Work Group and supporting OSEHRA activities;
  • Successful completion by the Immunization Work Group of VIMM 1.0, which accommodated code convergence with the Indian Health Service, and the incorporation of open source clinical decision support tools in support of the VIMM 2.0 project; and
  • Completion of collaborative effort by the popHealth® Open Source Project Group to converge forked versions of popHealth software in support of State-level use cases.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers include:

  • Robert A. McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • James Bush, M.D., Medicaid Medical Director, Wyoming Department of Health
  • Joseph Francis, M.D., MPH, Director of Clinical Analytics and Reporting, Veterans Health Administration
  • Mark Monterastelli, Entrepreneur in Residence, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT
  • Omar Shboul, Chief Technology Officer, Electronic Health Solutions, Jordan
  • Stephen Warren,  Executive in Charge, Office of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Steve Thornton, Chief Information Technology Officer (CTO), Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Division Director for the health IT division.
  • Yan Chow, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer, LongView International Technology Solutions

Session Speakers

  • Aaron Drew, Chief Engineer & Technical Director, VistA Evolution Program, VA
  • Alan Constantian Ph.D, Acting Assistant Deputy CIO for Project Management, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, OIT
  • Andrea Ippolito, VA Center for Innovation
  • Andrew Aitken, OSEHRA Board of Directors
  • Andrew Casertano, S.A.N. Business Consultants
  • Barry Robson, St Mathew's University School of Medicine
  • Becky Monroe, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Bennett Lauber, The Usability People
  • Cal Collins, OpenClinica LLC
  • Carl Gray, ASM Research
  • Charles Law, PhD, Kitware, Inc
  • Chau Nguyen, NYSA LLC
  • Chris Rhodes, Director of Open Source Management, VA, VHA
  • Cora Alisuag, CORAnet Solutions, Inc.
  • Dana Miller, UPMC Enterprises
  • David Waltman, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Health, VA
  • Douglas Goldstein, Health Innovation Media
  • Doug Martin, Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics
  • Eduardo Brito, DSS Inc.
  • Erik Pupo, Deloitte
  • Fabian Lopez, DSS, Inc.
  • Fleming Y. M. Lure, MS Technologies Corporation
  • Frank Martinez, DSS Inc.
  • Fred Prior, OSEHRA
  • Gary A. Jones, G. Allen Jones Enterprises,LLC.
  • Gary Bartholomew, Executive Chairman, Open Source Health Inc.
  • Gary Parker, State of Alabama
  • George Lilly Software Developer
  • Glen Fafara, Systems Made Simple
  • Jackie Mulhall, SMC Partners LLC, eHealthConnecticut
  • Jaime Nasuti, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • James B. Peake, M.D., LTG (ret.), Chairman of the Board of Directors, OSEHRA
  • Jason Li, OSEHRA
  • Jihoon Kang, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping
  • Jim Tyrrell, Red Hat
  • Joel Mewton, Bitscopic, Inc
  • John H. Jones, CEO, Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc, CEO, LabLynx, Inc.
  • Joseph Snyder, OSEHRA
  • Josh Bentley, Red Hat
  • Julie Harvey, OIT, VA &
  • K.S. Bhaskar, FIS GT.M Group
  • Kathleen P.  Decker,
  • Kaylan A. Baban, Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Kenneth A. Berkowitz, Veterans Health Administration and NYU School of Medicine
  • Marc Wine, everis Health USA
  • Marian Gravel, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping
  • Maureen Coyle, ASM Research
  • Michael J. Suralik, HLN Consulting, LLC
  • Mike Henderson, OSEHRA
  • Mike Stark, Oroville Hospital
  • Murielle Beene, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, VA
  • Nancy Anthracite, WorldVistA
  • Neil Evans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Nikolay Topalov, Oroville Hospital
  • Odysseas Pentakalos, SYSNET International, Inc.
  • Patricia Abbott, University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Patrick Reddington, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paul A. Bradley, PricewaterhouseCoopers PS LLP
  • Paul Tibbits, M.D., Deputy CIO for Architecture, Strategy, and Design, VA, OIT
  • Philip H. Newcomb, The Software Revolution, Inc
  • Prasad Sriramula, Health Profile
  • Ramesh Nagul, EnSoftek, Inc.
  • Renee Cannon, InterSystems
  • Rex Ballinger, VA Maryland Health Care System
  • Ricardo Avila, Accumetra, LLC
  • Rick Marshall, VistA Expertise Network (VEN)
  • Rob Silverman, Veterans Health Administration
  • Rob Tweed, M/Gateway Developments Ltd
  • Roger A. Maduro, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Open Health News
  • Russell Holt, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Saif Khairat, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • Samuel Habiel, VISTA Expertise Network
  • Scott Gould, Government CIO
  • Senthil K. Nachimuthu, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc.
  • Seong K. Mun, Ph.D., President & CEO, OSEHRA
  • Shahid N. Shah, OSEHRA Advisory Committee
  • Shameem Hameed, ZH Healthcare
  • Sidney Tarason, Astute Semantics
  • Stan Vornovitsky, Battle Resource Management, Inc.
  • Stephen Barrs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information Technology, Product Development
  • Stephen C. Burrows, Sacred Heart University
  • Thanh Tran, CEO & Founder, Zoeticx
  • Tony McCormick, CTO, Medical Information Integration

2015 OSEHRA Summit Committees:

Program Committee:

  • Co-Chair— Betty Levine, M.S., Sr. Research Scientist, IPA, Georgetown University
  • Co-Chair— Hon Pak, M.D., Officer, LongView International Technology Solutions
  • Adil Alaoui, Director of Health Information Technology and Operations at ICBI, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Kevin Cleary, Ph.D.,  Technical Director, Bioengineering, Sheikh Zayed Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Center
  • Fabian Lopez, PMP, CSM, Community Development Manager, DSS, Inc.
  • Fred Prior, Ph.D., of Electronic Radiology Lab, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ken Rubin,  Health Enterprise Architecture, HP Enterprise Services
  • Paul Tibbits, M.D., Deputy CIO for Architecture, Strategy, and Design, VA, OIT

Open Source  Policy and IP Committee:

  • Co-Chair— Julie Harvey, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT
  • Co-Chair— Fred Prior, Ph.D., Director of Electronic Radiology Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

Awards Committee:

  • Co-Chair— Jack Taylor, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, Business Information Technology Solutions, Inc. (BITS)
  • Co-Chair— Chris Rhodes, Director Open Source Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA
  • Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight
  • Dave Peters, Division Chief, Applications Development and Services, US Census Bureau
  • Chau Nguyen, NYSA LLC

Additionally, the 2015 Summit provides a platform for community leaders to showcase their findings and share their experiences in open source during the technical tracks. 
The Summit is being sponsored by DSS, Inc., the returning Conference Sponsor. Early Bird Registration for the 2015 OSEHRA Open Source Summit is offered until May 31. Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available.

What is OSEHRA?

OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community engaged in advancing EHR software and related health IT. Additionally, OSEHRA hosts software repositories for applications such as VistA, Blue Button, HealtheMe PHR, and now popHealth®.

OSEHRA's 4th Annual Summit is made possible by the support of its current Sponsors (Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available):

Updated on 7/6/2015-Updated speaker list with additional speakers including Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.